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IDEC Corp.

1175 Elko Dr., Sunnyvale, CA, 94089, US

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IDEC Corp.

Safety & Security Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Safety Devices are designed for operation in hazardous areas.

March 11, 2015

Comprising pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, and ammeters, EU2B safety devices comply with ATEX, C-UL, IEC, and UL/NEC safety standards for use in hazardous areas. Fully sealed construction, rated to IP65 and Type 4X for protection against water, prevents release of sufficient electrical energy which would otherwise ignite explosive gases or particles in surrounding environment. Designs are available with exposed or finger-safe IP20 screw terminals. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Solid State Interface Relays switch loads up to 240 Vac.

February 18, 2015

Featuring 100 mA to 3 A switching capability in 6 mm wide space, RV8S Series is available for 24 Vdc, 48 Vdc, and 240 Vac input voltage applications, with output voltage ranges of 0–24 Vdc, 0–48 Vdc, and 24–280 Vac, respectively. Depending on model, operate time is as fast as 40 µs with 200 µs release time. DIN-rail mounted, IP20-rated relays feature temperature range of -20 to +60°C and are suitable as interface devices between PLC outputs and loads with high power requirements. Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI+PLC Unit offers extensive analog capability.

November 11, 2014

Combining operator interface and control in single package, all programmable with PC-based software, FT1A Touch 14 I/O provides up to 158 discrete and analog input and outputs using FT1A controllers as Remote I/O slaves. Unit features PID control, Ethernet communications, and built-in 3.8 in. touchscreen HMI. Two-point built-in analog inputs accept 4–20 mA in addition to 0–10 Vdc, and 2 built-in analog outputs were added, each configurable as 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA. Read More

Vision Systems, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Display & Presentation Equipment

Sunlight Viewable LED Pilot Lights come in 3 voltage options.

June 27, 2014

Available in 12 Vdc, 24 V AC/DC, or 120 Vac, AP22M comes in red, green, yellow, amber, blue, and white with choice of colored lenses or clear lens. Optical design maximizes brightness for solar, outdoor, and indoor applications where high visibility is required due to bright lighting or conditions where dirt and dust buildup is common. Carrying Type 4X rating, c-UL-us listed pilot light features unibody design and integrated terminal cover with IP20 finger-safe screw terminal connections. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Miniature 16 mm Switches offer flush mounting design.

May 3, 2013

Projecting 2 mm when flush-mounted on panel, LB series includes illuminated pushbuttons, pilot lights, selector switches, key selector switches, illuminated selectors, lever selectors, dome pilot lights, lever switches, and buzzers. Flush or standard bezels come in square, round, or rectangular styles in choice of metallic or black plastic. Illuminated selectors and dome pilot lights are available in choice of green, red, white, amber, yellow, and blue. Read More

Vision Systems, Optics & Photonics

Safety Light Curtains have no dead zones.

May 2, 2013

With IDEC SE4D Safety Light Curtains, detection can be performed along entire area with no dead zones. Up to 3 sets of curtains can be connected in series to safeguard L- or U-shape pattern without need for overlapping. Featuring response speed of 14 ms, each IP67-rated light curtain is available with both PNP and NPN transistor output. Units include external device monitoring, blanking functions, and muting function, which causes line to stop only when person passes through curtain. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Material Handling & Storage

Intrinsically Safe Barriers feature redundant outputs.

May 2, 2013

Model EB3C discrete input/output barriers have redundant outputs for use in hazardous locations. Barriers can be combined with one another or with additional industrial automation and component devices for flexible design of industrial equipment. Product's hazardous side operates below heat- and spark- producing energy levels, so input and output devices do not require hazardous location ratings. Units have European ATEX ratings, UL Class 1 Zone 0, and are IEC60079-compliant. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

LED Lighting Units suit solar, mobile, or remote applications.

April 2, 2013

Available in 5 lengths from 210–1,080 mm with choice of clear or white cover, LF2B Series offers universal 100–240 Vac input as well as 12 Vdc input. AC versions are suitable for after-market lighting needs in either industrial machines or equipment, including visual inspection lines and panels. Models with 12/24 Vdc voltage are suited for battery-operated equipment, traffic signs, and solar power equipment. IP65-rated for wet locations, units offer 2 mounting styles allowing installation in narrow spaces. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ergonomic 3-Position Grip Switch maximizes machine safety.

December 3, 2012

Featuring curved ergonomic grip, HE2G 3-position grip switch allows machine to operate when in middle position, while operation is disabled in positions 1 and 3. Unit has dual enabling contacts, with separate actuator for each contact. Tactile clicking feedback helps user distinguish shifting of positions and product can be equipped with controls such as E-stop, indicator light, momentary pushbutton, and/or key selector switch. Device is UL-recognized, CE-marked, and IP67-protected. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Magnetic Safety Interlock Switches feature non-contact design.

November 23, 2012

Designed for applications where no contact is desired between switch and actuating key, Series HS7A-DMC measures 7 x 16 x 51 mm and works well with safety relay modules, while Series HS7A-DMP features 3-contact design. Auxiliary contacts enable PLCs to monitor door status as operation signals can be read directly by controllers. Typical applications for switches include those where there are alignment issues, there is zero operating force, or doors are subject to heavy vibration. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Tubular Photoelectric Sensors are washdown rated.

July 21, 2009

Measuring 40 mm long, compact S15 series sensors mount in standard M18 size round holes and are available with choice of standard cable or pig-tail connection. They offer IP69K protection, withstand high temperature and high pressure washdowns, and also help prevent formation of bacteria when used with appropriate washdown methods. Series is available in polarized retro-reflective, through-beam, diffuse, and standard retro-reflective models, with NPN or PNP outputs. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Green & Clean

LED Light Strips offer brightness at 67.2 Lumens/W.

June 19, 2009

Capable of retaining 70% of its initial luminance at 50,000 hr, LF1D Series are IP67f protected against water, dust and oil making them suited for machine tools or outdoor equipment. They are available in cool white (temp: 5700K) and offered in 10 x 1 LED array or 7 x 2 LED array with 24 Vdc voltage. RoHS compliant, mercury-free units include side connection and back cable options, and removable direct plug-in terminal block and spring clamp connection. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Operator Interfaces include bright 5.7 in. LCD screen.

May 8, 2009

Featuring LCD screen visible in bright light or at angle, HG2G Operator Interfaces have analog monochrome or color touchscreen and panel depth of 36 mm. Devices are RS232/RS485/RS422-compatible and support IDEC PLCs and communication capabilities such as 1:N PLC, O/I Link, and user and sub host communication. Optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet port allows remote communications with PLCs. Systems are CE-marked, c-UL-US-listed, as well as rated to NEMA 13 and IP65. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

LED Indicators mount on any surface with 2 screws.

April 28, 2009

IP67 rated LH series of 24 Vac/dc LED Spider Lights are suited for mounting on surface of equipment or panels, maintaining visibility from front and side. They are offered in 7 bright colors; red, green, blue, amber, yellow, cool white, and warm white, and provide 50,000 hr lifespan. UL listed, CE marked, and TUV rated lights are available with 1, 3, and 5 m cables, while legends, symbols, or company names can be printed on marking film for flat type lights. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Emergency Stop Switches are only 19.5 mm deep behind panel.

February 20, 2009

Unibody XA E-stop switches are available with 29 and 40 mm mushroom operators, and offer up to 4 contacts with safe-break technology, which uses spring-pressure to assure that NC contacts will open if switch is damaged or if contact blocks break off due to excessive force. IP65 and IP40 rated, switches are available with engraved EMO markings, in 1NC and 2NC contact configurations, as well as with solder terminals in standard size or #110 terminals with gold-plated crossbar contacts. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Controllers are offered with external message display panel.

January 21, 2009

Equipped with 4 built-in analog inputs, 4 counter analog inputs, and up to 200 memory blocks, FL1E SmartRelays can manage automatic lighting, access control, watering systems, pump control, or ventilation systems. Optional external message display panel with 4 x 12 backlit LCD provides visual interface to view system status at any time. Display is bargraph-capable and includes scrolling feature that allows up to 24 character messages to be shown on screen. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean

LED Light Strips feature minimum lifespan of 40,000 hours.

October 22, 2008

Using multi-chip LEDs, LUMIFA LF1A LED Strips provide illumination equivalent to 20 W fluorescent lamp. Units come in 3 sizes and 4 color configurations with internal waterproof gasket and transparent panel with thick reinforced glass. Available in 4 sizes, LUMIFA LF1B Miniature LED Light Strips feature white LEDs and offer choice of transparent or white cover. LEDs can provide protection from dust, as well as from limited water spray. Both models are rated at 24 Vdc. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Key Selector Switches feature flush mount design.

October 8, 2008

Available in 2 and 3 positions with 24 Vac/dc illumination, LW Silhouette Switches project only 2 mm from panel and provide up to 60 key variations. Users can choose from several operator types, including maintained, spring return from right or left, or 2-way spring return. Offered in round and square shapes, switches feature IP65 degree of protection and come in PCB, solder tab/quick connect, and screw terminal versions. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Photoelectric Sensors are available in 4 sensing modes.

September 16, 2008

Offered in through-beam, background suppression, diffuse, and polarized retro-reflective sensing modes, SA1U photoelectric sensors feature long distance sensing range of 50 m with through-beam models and as close as 1 m with diffuse models. Able to operate under harsh conditions, they support 12-240 Vdc and 24-240 Vac. UL/c-UL listed, CE marked, and IP67 rated units can be configured for specific needs using built-in 3 A relay contacts and time delay functions. Read More

Controls & Controllers

PLC is suited for solar and vehicle applications.

August 5, 2008

Available in traditional brick design with 10, 16, or 24 built-in I/Os, 12 Vdc MicroSmart Pentra can handle solar applications, including traffic signs, lighting controls, road sign controls, and tracking systems. It is also suited for remote water pumping stations and injection systems in gas and oil industry, as well as vehicle applications such as utility trucks, trains, vans, and buses. Unit supports double-word and floating point math, and has WindLDR v5.32 programming software. Read More

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